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VISITORS CENTER

Start your discovery at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center!

Our knowledgeable staff will answer your questions about Albany, and connect you with travel brochures from across the city -- and across the region! We also have:

Walking Tours:

Join a guided walking tour of Albany and find our the stories behind some of Albany's most interesting buildings. 

Star Programs at the Henry Hudson Planetarium:

Find out about constellations and astronomy at one of our unique star shows, offered twice a month.

Albany Heritage Area Gift Shop:

Find the perfect "Albany" gift! Our inventory includes Albany merchandise, handcrafted artisan crafts, and children's items.

Albany to the Adirondacks, a permanent exhibit:

Get a crash course on Albany's fascinating history with our permanent exhibit, Albany to the Adirondacks. Trace the development of Albany from a tiny Dutch settlement to a growing tech city. 

Visitor Center Hours of Operation (April - November):

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Winter Hours of Operation (December - March):

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Albany Heritage Area comprises all of downtown Albany and is one of 18 Heritage Areas and Corridors in New York State that preserve, interpret, and promote special places in the Empire State. Click here for information about the NYS Heritage Area program.

Address: 

25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207 
Corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue
For GPS, use: 679 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

Visitors Center Information:
518-434-0405

The Visitors Center is located at the intersection of Broadway and Clinton Avenue in downtown Albany at the I-787 ramp at the Clinton Avenue exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Broadway. The Visitors Center is located to your immediate right.

Buses: Passengers may unload on Broadway in front of the Visitors Center. Enter the Center through the double glass doors. Buses may park on Broadway between Livingston and Colonie Streets. Parking meters do not need to be fed in this location for bus parking.

Car Parking: Pass the Visitors Center and take first right onto Spencer Street. Follow Spencer Street to the end and bear right following the signs for Visitors Center Parking. FREE Visitors Center parking is located under the Clinton Avenue Exit ramp (by posted signs) on a first come-first served basis as noted. If the spaces are filled, metered parking is available in the main lot as follows:

  • $1 per hour Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
  • Free after 5pm, Monday - Friday ($5 evenings when there is an event at the Palace Theatre)
  • Free parking Saturday and Sunday
  • Payment may be made with quarters, dimes, nickels, Visa, MasterCard and CDTA Swiper card

To enter the building from the parking lot, follow the pedestrian walkway to the double glass doors.

General Driving Directions

From East and West on I-90: I-90 to I-787 South to Exit 4B (Clinton Avenue). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Broadway. The Visitors Center is located to your immediate right.

From North: Northway (I-87) South to I-90 East to I-787 South to Exit 4B (Clinton Avenue). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Broadway. The Visitors Center is located to your immediate right.

From West/ Thruway Exit 24: I-90 East to I-787 South to Exit 4B (Clinton Avenue). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Broadway. The Visitors Center is located to your immediate right.

From South/ Thruway Exit 23: Take I-787 North to Exit 4 (Downtown Albany). At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow signs for Clinton Avenue. At the bottom of the Clinton Ave. exit ramp, turn right onto Broadway. The Visitors Center is located to
your immediate right.

 

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When visiting Albany, refill your water bottles for free at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center - a proud partner of the I Love New York Water program!

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